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FAA lifts ground stop affecting nationwide United Airlines flights

Originally Published: 05 SEP 23 13:33 ETUpdated: 05 SEP 23 14:51 ETBy Pete Muntean, CNN

(CNN) — The FAA has lifted a ground stop affecting United flights nationwide.

United Airlines delayed all flights nationwide due to an “equipment outage,” according to an alert from the Federal Aviation Administration.

In an update, the FAA alert said the “ground stop is cancelled.”

“We have identified a fix for the technology issue and flights have resumed. We’re working with impacted customers to help them reach their destinations as soon as possible,” United Airlines posted on social media.

The ground stop lasted a little over an hour and delayed hundreds of flights. But the tracking site FlightAware shows only 14 United flights were canceled on Tuesday.

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United Airlines has halted all of its flights nationwide on Tuesday afternoon, due to an "equipment issue," according to the Federal Aviation Administraiton.

The FAA's Air Traffic Control System Command Center confirmed the Chicago-based airline had requested the ground stop for all of its flights at least through 1 p.m. central time, due to an "equipment issue."

According to the FAA, United and its subsidiary airlines are "unable to contact their dispatch through normal means."

Further information was not immediately available, and United Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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